Ed Miller's 1995
Ed Miller from San Diego, California, USA owns a 1995 S4s in Calypso Red, with a Tan with red piping interior.
S4s Year: 1995 Colour: Calypso Red Interior: Tan with red piping Driving Style: Fast Miles per year: 4,000 - 8,000 Owned Since: July 2002 Purchase from: Symbolic Motorsm La Jolla Serviced at: Symbolic Motors Other Cars: Lotus Elan M100, Subaru WRX Previous Lotus': Lotus Elan M100 (still own) Why an Esprit: Always wanted one Upgrades: Sport 350 pedals, Esprit 2002 door sills, mats, and lettering. Moto-Concept 330 HP MEMCAL upgrade. Moto-Concept blow-off valve, Moto-Concept antenna., Dual Magnaflow 3" exhaust, Valance modified for dual exhaust, Brushed Anodized shift knob, Glass roof, New Michelin Pilot Sport tires, OZ Saturn V8 wheels, braided clutch line, K&N filter, MEMCAL socket installed, Redline MT-90 transmission fluid.
Sport 350 MOMO wheel, horn, Justins BOV, and replaced my exhaust tips with SS Magnaflow tips.
Future plans include to put in HID lights and Poterfield brake pads and 4 point harness.
Problems: Replaced slave clutch cylinder, ABS switch replaced. Info: Came close to buying a Turbo Esprit in 1984, but it was not until this year that one I liked came along. I plan on upgrading to a 2002 or 2003 Chrome Orange V8 next year.
Two years ago, while visiting Symbolic Motors, La Jolla -- I became re-acquainted with the Lotus Esprit. The only models available in the showroom, at the time, were all V8, but I wanted the 1995 S4s. So I waited patiently. In the mean time, I purchase a Lotus Elan M100 so I could begin to experience the joys of owning a Lotus car. The Elan is a real joy and have spend many hours with my Son, upgrading and increasing its performance.
Five months ago, I noticed that the same dealer had just listed a 1995 Calypso Red S4s on their website. The next day, we went to the dealer, and after one look, we fell in love with the car. Over the past few months, we have spent a lot of time learning about the car, and participating in Clublotus LA our local Lotus club. There is only one car that is better than this, and hope that it will be in our future: a 2003 Chrome Orange Esprit V8.
Last month, while getting together with Lotus friends in Huntington Beach, California we just happened to run into Peter Stevens, as in Stevens Esprit. He is the second from the left standing next to yours truly.